Generally available: Azure SQL Managed Instance backup portability to SQL Server 2022
Published date: November 16, 2022
Restoring a backup file is the easiest way to copy a SQL Server database to another instance. You can now restore a copy-only full backup of your database hosted on Azure SQL Managed Instance to an instance of SQL Server 2022 hosted anywhere. This feature allows you, to easily share the data with your customers and eligible third parties, or to simply refresh your other environments.